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. george w. bush. fast and furious took place then and now dumb dumb idea. president obama wasn't aware of it. presidents for deck kids are believ briefed by different agencies. you had the president in this office being briefed by nsa and no commander in chief can do that. >> come on. these are huge issues. this is why we elect somebody to be president of the united states. this is why you are not and why chris is not. this is the most important job in the world and you are telling me that he should not know who we are spying on? >> should not know about benghazi and fast and furious should not know about obama care roll out? chris. >> it is comical, laughable. who is the real president. this is the president pardon me, the night of the benghazi raid decided to call it a night and go to bed. this is the president that decided to go up and play cards while the bin laten raid was going on. he is out of touch and surprised. he is sitting up there with a remote control shocked at what is on the news. the saudis are turning against us, we are run aring guns to ne mexico. >> you have to admi
. and for comparison sake, president george w. bush fell from 72% approval in 2002 post-9/11 to 39% by the same point in his second term. and for the first time in the survey, the president's positive/negative rating is actually upside down 41% to 45%. but public opinion for the gop also sinking to an all time low, just 2 2% see that party positively. bomb al poll also shows republicans and the tea party took more blame for the shutdown than did the president or the democrats. the nsa is denying a new report out of italy this time that claims the agency spied on one of the world's most secretive institutions. italian magazine reporting the agency spied on cardinals at the v the vatican during the conclave. surveillance allegedly included phone calls to and from the guest house where pope francis still stays today. the nsa also facing accusations of secretly tapping in to google and yahoo! data centers across the world. tactics would sweep up the information of millions of american users, google and yahoo! both say they had no knowledge the nsa accessed their data centers. let's go to business news ri
grandpa, former president george w. bush. enjoying his first halloween with a grand baby to take trick or treating. and another halloween costume that had so many talking. can you guess who this is? believe it or not supermodel heidi klum unrecognizable. thanks to a team of five make up wizards. they painted on to her legs, arms, tonight klum posted new behind the scene pictures of her transformation, look side by side, the before and after. not bad. >>> when we come back on world news this friday night the mascots we love, tonight the camera they attached to my head. what they made me do over one giant arena. one, two, three. take the leap with me, when we come back. and i have diabetic nerve pain. i worked a patrol unit for 17 years in the city of baltimore. when i first started experiencing the pain, it's, it's hard to describe because you have a numbness... but yet you have the pain like thousands of needles sticking in your foot. it was progressively getting worse, and at that point i knew i had to do something. when i went back to my healthcare professional... that's when she sug
obama and president george w. bush, when you look at their approval ratings mirror each other. they show this. both these presidents had visionary styles, and then they like to delegate. by being out of the loop on many the details it's not surprising to me that we see policy failures in both administration. >> we need to take a break. we'll pick back up on this when we return to "inside story." >> a senator under investigation and only al jazeera america is there. uncovering the corruption opening the files... >> are you going to resign if your're indicted? >> breaking the story real reporting, this is what we do... al jazeera america [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actually abusive, bec
in 2016 for the republican nomination for president? >> yes, very familiar with george w. bush, he ran up huge numbers. he was able to convince party organizers, i'm the guy who can reach across, get women, i'm not as conservative, christie is out there right now trying to run up the numbers for tomorrow in new jersey. >> david appreciate it. thank you. >>> the race for new york city mayor is expected to net a big win for the democratic party. surprisingly, the city has been led by a republican for two two decades. randall pinkston reports. >> opponent bill deblantia is running a moderate campaign. >> a small group of americans, more and more americans are falling behind. >> several polls show joe de blasio up 45 points. the last time a democrat had that kind of lead going into election was 1985. >> the 52-year-old has a master's degree in international affairs and a strong history of activism. he entered politics working for david deacons, the city's last democratic mayor. where deblasio met his wife. >> the next first lady of new york city, shirlayne. >> thanks in part to a political ad
gets in there our reputation around the world will be so much better. everybody hates george w. bush. this is all we need for a brand new world. little did we know while he was giving that speech in berlin his people were bugging every office. think about the damage this has done and this is one more of those bush/cheney programs that this administration has taken to ridiculous lengths. >> the real world implications is massive. the damage has been done that's not just political but mic economically. the idea that the president doesn't know about these things over and over again -- i imagine people think it's a better explanation than saying he did know. that's hard for me to see how it's a positive. if that is true that's alarming. given that they are arguing this wholesale review we have not heard a revamp of this from the president. he made his speech, he made his press conference. he needs to go back and explain exactly what's happening. these revelations keep coming and more will continue. >> one more story before we go to break. over the weekend the affordable care act main web
york. good to see you. and mercedes is a former spokeswoman for president george w. bush. thanks so much for being with us. >> thank you for having us. >> okay. so the president says he is responsible for getting the website working efficiently. that as we now learn only six people enrolled on the first day. so, you know, i wonder, mercedes, do you think the president knew that before he said he'll get it done? >> well, you know, we don't know. at this point, what we do know is that obviously this has been an embarrassing week for the president. the president is trying to make ground in terms of explaining why the launch was so dysfunctional, so messy. and the fact that he said he didn't know about the site. but it doesn't make sense when you think that it's his most important legislative accomplishment and really part of his legacy and the fact that he wouldn't test drive it before it would go out to the public. so, again, i think it's very disappointing to see what has happened with the president and him really being the lead along with secretary sebelius to make sure that the sys
george w. bush was trying to appoint to the court. the fact is right now by law there are three empty seats there and democrats say that's what the president's job is to do is to fill the empty seats. >> you would hope he would talk a broader look at where there are judicial emergencies because of heavy case loads and lack of judges both at the trial court and the appellate level. but it is clear that you are right, there has been a bipartisan-ship when it comes to dealing with this. the democrats blocked george w. bush's nominee. they say there was not enough work to do. the work lead has gone down since that time. the senator has a sensible piece of legislation that would transfer these seats to other places in the country where they have a very heavy case load. at a time when the budgets are tight and we are looking for places to save it seems to me using these judge usa pointed by president obama -- appointed by president obama by the way and in other places they are needed makes sense. >> you mentioned judicial emergencies and just so people understand there are federal circuits
that targeted world leaders when he took over the white house from president george w. bush. they say he also would have been told which countries were being targeted in those brifings, but then senior official still insists to cnn that president obama didn't learn until recently. so which of these sources are telling the truth? jim sciutto is out front. >> reporter: administration officials tell cnn the spying of loaders of close allies such as german chancellor angela mergle took place bout president obama's knowledge. a senior official says it's not reasonable to expect that the president would have been involved in or necessarily briefed on decisions about individual intelligence targets. in an interview at the fusion cable network president obama says his administration is reviewing the way it collects intelligence. >> what we've seep over the last several years is their capaci capacities continue to develop and expand. and that's why we're initiating a review that what they're able to do doesn't mean that's what they should be doing. the national security operations generally have one p
more than george w. bush knew and why is and the national media laughing as it did at mr. bush, why not laugh at mr. obama? who will take that up with the panel on become my back. stay with us. ♪ you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. ♪ lou: american billionaire oligarch causing some controversy after suggesting president obama should lob a nuclear missile into the iranian desert. a billionaire casino honor suggesting it would serve as a warning shot to force iran -- the disbandment of the iranian nuclear program. biggest trading just under a hundred billion dollars to gop candidates and committees in the 2012 cycle. they're starting to spread their money around now. i mean, that is the kind of thing that the country really needs, that foresight and the dog. we have enough right now trying to influence the body politic. what are your thoughts? >> he ought to sti
the american enterprise institute and speech writer for president george w. bush. this is it. it is one thing to say -- he said they were going to get to keep their plans, period. now this regulation shows that months after obama care was passed, july, it passed in march. july or before, i should say. they knew. they were estimating internally in the administration ten million people will lose insurance. >> you've got the smoking gun in your hand. they knew. when president obama looked the american people in the eye and said if you like your health insurance, you can keep your current plan, period, no matter what, that was a bald-faced lie. he intended -- in fact, i think they intended for these people to lose their health insurance. the reason for that is -- as you pointed out -- it will be up to 14 million people. why do they want them to lose insurance? they need them to move into the exchanges to subsidize poor people. the individual mandate is the most lucrative part -- excuse me, the individual market is the most lucrative segment of the health insurance industry because they don't use
is a george w. bush judge looking at what this lu legislature did and saying that it cannot stand. >> yes. and the piece that you highlighted that it was an undue burden, that is the judicial standard and what this judge found is that with a third of abortion clinics in texas likely to close as a result of this law, and no medical reason to require abortion providers to have admitting privileges, it just couldn't stand. what they call these laws is trap laws. essentially what they are is they are not designed to do anything other than force the closure of abortion clinics. in texas and in states across the country, 27 of these states have similar type trap laws where they pretend to be all about women's health but really their only purpose is to try to restrict access to abortion. >> now the attorney general running for governor, listen to an ad he is running now. >> we won't allow texas to be taken over by california style government. we will win this election because the people and values of texas are on our side. we know the power of the individual, what liberty means to the voters who
george w. bush a republican put that medicare part "d" drug program in, it was more unpopular than the health care law and they had terrible problems with the computers. our side, we're not so ideological. so instead of screaming about how incompetent they were, we tried to help people understand the law and make it work. >> welcome back to "hardball." isn't he great? that was former president bill clinton stumping for terry mcauliffe. coming up next, we're going to talk about what really happened in benghazi. first let's look at how the health care exchanges are working. as former president clinton just said there, the medicare part "d" program had its fair share of glitches. but the democrat rs wanted to make the program work and didn't root for its failure as the republicans are doing with the affordable care act today. and despite the problems with the federal website, the system is working and even, catch this, exceeding expectations in states that set up their own websites. dr. thank you for joining us. you know what you're talking about. exceeding expectations. what is the k
trying to imagine what charles would say about this confluence if george w. bush were in the white house. >> i think that these two things are actually, in fact, separate things. i think that -- first, they are completely different agencies and time lines. the nsa thing has been happening over a very long period of time. the website issues happen over a much shorter period of time when they were rolling it out, the government was shut down. the president was distracted by the idea of trying not letting the country going into default. >> oh, h -- >> come on, ross. but they are separate things but you are right you take your lumps. they do happen at the same time and people will make -- draw a straight line between the two even if i don't think they should. >> does it raise the broader question, though, charges charles, that the president is out of touch? >> that's what i was trying to get at. i don't get that sense but it's something that could be embarrassing, your underlings have to make sure that you understand things are happening and you're in the loop. that is a problem in these par
is getting into politics? dan quail is are you kidding me? george w. bush when he first ran people thought it was his father. sarah palin, they have no shame. so i'm not surprised it's going to be ted cruz, better than rick santorum. that's what i'll say about that. >> let's take a break and come back and talk about two things dear to your heart, sex and drugs. >> wow. >> either order, doesn't matter. unless you have the right perspective. bny mellon wealth management has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. we'll uncover opportunities, find hidden risk, and make success a reality. bny mellon wealth management. his day of coaching begins with knee pain, when... [ man ] hey, brad, want to trade the all-day relief of two aleve for six tylenol? what's the catch? there's no catch. you want me to give up my two aleve for six tylenol? no. for my knee pain, nothing beats my aleve. more than a new interior lighting system. ♪ it is more than a hot stone massage. and more than your favorite scent infused into the cabin. it is a completely new era of innovation. and the highest exp
in texas. it says -- 2000ll the turmoil in the election that ultimately led to george w. bush becoming president instead of al gore. as a country we need to take vital steps to ensure the integrity of elections. the first step is to ensure that legally ableo are to vote vote. that is a student newspaper. writes "i'd say the war on women would include calling them to stupid to keep an id to vote." another comment "all that necessary application can be expensive." and "isn't there a federal law that trumps these voter id laws?" lauren williams? questions.any in that baylor editorial, i think the writer said -- meaning to reinforce or create more faith in the system, i think step one of that would be to fact check people when they say voter fraud is rampant. there is really not a reason for , becauseot have faith voter fraud is not rampant. as calling women to stupid to hit their id updated, as a , it is a lot of work to get all your information changed. it actually is in some ways confusing when you think about you have to have your name on it that you have to change. it certainly is not
campaigns and matt political director of george w. bush. how are you doing, gentle. matt, liberal legacy on the line. krauthammer puts the bar that high, what do you think? >> it is hard to disagree with charles. it is a policy that swallowed a presidency. everything that the obama care looms over the president so and he's at a tipping point for his own key policy initiative. it is not just whether the website works or doesn't work, it is people are able to shop? can they keep the coverage and do they finally get better health care? right now obama care is on display and the american people are troubled. >> joe, just to be clear, krauthammer is not saying it is president obama's legacy. this would make people turn away from the american liberalism because it proves big government doesn't work. is he overstating it? >> i don't think he is in the sense of health care. democrats are trying to get health care since harry trumman called for it 70 years ago. so, if it does self destruct, there is no doubt it will set back a key liberal cause i am sure for a decade but it will impact. on the ot
, the george w. bush campaign staff used halloween to mock their opponent john kerry who had famously gone duck hunting just a week before. that means that ted cruz who went pheasant hunting last weekend should also be fair game. after all, he's the face scaring a lot of trick-or-treaters this year. >>> up next, rand paul was caught plagiarizing wikipedia by rachel maddow. now he's attacking her for catching him. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. a federal appeals court has blocked the decision that ruled the stop and frisk unconstitutional. >>> a massive storm system moving from texas to the northeast this halloween. back to "hardball." ♪ >>> we're back now with a follow-up to that story we brought you yesterday about my colleague rachel maddow catching senator rand paul plagiarizing from wikipedia. now senator paul has responded, sort of. let's recap monday night. rachel maddow broke the news that at the university senator rand paul quoted from a wikipedia entry on the movie gatica. he referenced the movie to warn that abortion access could lead to eugenics. here's one of
to say in 2002 this is george w. bush white house, someone would say it is okay to spy on the chancellor of germany, the nsa would not have done that without such authorization? >> no. i don't want to talk about anything specifically, fareed. i'm just not able to do that. i would say political guidance was very often by exception. there was a broad understanding that of the things you were being tasked to do, you would be led to certain kinds of activities. i listened to the minister and he gave a very powerful argument as to why activities like this could lead to damaged relationships. let me give you a sense of my world. what we really have here is worlds colliding. when president obama won the election, i mean, he was addicted to his blackberry. he wanted to keep his blackberry. boy, we were really nervous about that and suggested he not do that and he frankly told us we're going to have to pry it out of his hands. he voluntarily limited his use and nsa put a few more security enhancements in it. fareed, let me give you the backdrop to that little vinnette. we were telling the most po
it be a replay of george w. bush never being able to recover from the be backel of katrina? >> president obama has been seen up until maybe this year into his presidency as someone who is detail oriented, cerebral, speaks in paragraphs as a college professor would. and now, as i said earlier, he's become the i don't know leader. and as president bush with katrina, he was the decider. and then what happens? then we had that shot that the white house released from the helicopter of him sitting in a cushy chair looking down on katrina, seeing the millions of people who no longer have homes. and then he said something about the head of the emergency management agency. heck of a job, you're doing a heck of a job, brownie. when it was a complete disaster. moefts moments like this in presidencies can define the second term. >> i want to pick up about the partisans on both sides. let's take a look. these are not just people on the left or the right. let's take a look at what ed schultz had to say on msnbc. >> i think that network reporters throughout the entire industry may be caught in a dilemma that
imagine if this was george w. bush saying you can't talk to anybody? >> okay. "60 minutes" ran a story where they spoke to the british supervisor of libyan security. >> you also kept saying if this place is attacked, these guys are not going to stand and fight? >> yeah, i used today say it all the time. in the end i got quite bored of hearing my own voice saying it. >> the obama administration is saying his report right after the attack directly contradicts what he said. >> yes, i want to hear from americans that were there. this contractor, on an incident report that he signed, he never went to the compound or to the hospital as he claims. he was interviewed by the fbi the next day and twice, and the fbi interviews, here is what this administration is doing. they're taking part of the file to leak it. they interviewed this gentleman and he claimed he told the fbi everything that he told "60 minutes." so if he is lying i want to know that, but give to me and the congress the full information. >> we have a couple minutes left. i want to ask you about another matter. you plan to introduc
cain pushed a member of his own party, george w. bush, very hard on guantanamo. you consider seen consistency when it comes to oversight issues and military abuses. i think what he is asking for is not that unreasonable. and he's been asking for this for over a year. give us access to the people who were there. who are the survivors. give oversight committees, the appropriate committees, access to these folks. they've been denied access and there's very little, senator and minority can do, frankly, to assert leverage and pressure. these type of holds is one of the tools that is available. maybe the only tool that is actually available. >> so lz, why shouldn't everyone who was in the benghazi attacks be allowed to testify? what is wrong with lindsay graham's argument? >> okay, first of all, let's be clear. there is no politician, regardless of party, that is immune it using these opportunities to grand stand. i'm sure there have been plenty of times in which lindsay graham hasn't, but this to me is one of the time which he is grand standing. because there is no reason, none, to hold up these t
for president george w. bush. morell traveled with the president wherever he went and was with him at a florida elementary school on september 11, 2001. >> morell: and what i'm actually standing there thinking is "i wonder how long we're gonna be here" because everybody knows the president was gonna be at this school on this date. and "is somebody gonna fly a plane into this place?" >> miller: morell would travel back to washington with the president. he was busy reviewing early intelligence the c.i.a. had collected, when he was told to look out the window of air force one. >> morell: and what you could see was an f-15 on the wing tip. you could see the pilot's face. and in the background, you could see the still burning pentagon. and that is a memory i'll never forget. >> miller: the c.i.a. launched a plan to dismantle al-qaeda and even today, the single most controversial piece of that strategy was the use of" enhanced interrogation techniques." let me read you a list of some of the techniques that were used by the c.i.a. to get information: waterboarding, hitting, bouncing suspects off walls
. everybody's forgotten when president george w. bush, a republican, put that medicare part d drug program in, it was more unpopular than the health care law and they had terrible problems with the computers. our side is not so ideological. instead of bashing and scream being how incompetent they were, we tried to help people understand the law and make it work. >> clinton begins another marathon day today at 10:15 in norfolk. democrats sweep the state in virginia and republicans get clobbered and it sends a real message to the state of the republican party and if republicans write that off, they do so at their own peril. democrats tried the same ignoring the signs that became the 2010 republican wave starting this virginia in 2009. so far president obama is yet to do a campaign event that was supposed to happen in the shut down, but shut down got in the way. could happen this weekend. hillary clinton will be raising money this week in california. kentucky senator rand paul will speak for ken cuccinelli. he has a libertarian on the ballot and this man in virginia is taking votes from cuccinel
with different demographic groups, what george w. bush did was able to take his message, i won latinos by a big margin or did better with african-americans than a normal republican candidate would do and make that case in a presidential bid. >> mark murray, we'll keep track as far as clinton and these appearances in the next few days. >>> both new york times and wall street journal report immigration reform stands to become the next issue that divides the republican party, following the infighting over the government shutdown. the times reports a push to bring immigration to the house floor led by business executives and evangelical leaders threatens the party and could have a noticeable effect on campaign contributions before the midterm elections. the article goes on to indicate, several republican executives and donors parts of a lobbying blitz coming to capitol hill said they were considering withholding or had already decided to withhold future financial support to republican lawmakers. they believe are obstructing progress on immigration, the article is the work of eric lip ton who joins
of the gop's assault reminding people when george w. bush expanded medicaid, democrats opposed it but then worked to make it better to improve it. >> we lost the policy fight, and what did we do? we went back to our districts and we told our seniors although we voted no, we personally believe and will work with the bush administration to make it work. that's what we did. and how many of you stood up to do that? none. zero. zero. >> there are numerous proposals including the one that i'm a co-sponsor. >> i yield back. i take back the time, sir. let me take the time back. are you serious, what you just said? are you really serious? we've gone to 44 votes, 48 votes now, of you trying to dismantle the legislation. you call that cooperation? i don't. >> congressman bill pascrell joins us right now along with sam stein of "the huffington post." you're like the guy i grew up with. maybe slightly older on slightly younger, but you're just like me father's friends. you speak regular english. you talk the talk. 40 times they voted against the bill the president had and there's not a sing
this president in his term, he should be -- he's commander in chief, he should stand with nsa. >> george w. bush took like the peter king approach, the world was black and white. if it was furthering our aim of capturing bad guys, that was the end of the story. this president because he is conflicted in some ways he's not getting praise or doing the right thing by either side's opinion. he seems publicly sort of like he's not even sure where he should be did. >> i don't think he knows where he is. he didn't even know this was going on. >> come on, he knew. we talk honestly in public about what we do with intelligence, of course he knew. >> i don't think that makes it better for him not to have known. i'm not sure they would put that out there if it's not true. >> there's a factual question, if he knew and he and his team are continuing to misrepresent that, that's deeply problematic. they have the right and ability to not get into it. on the other hand, if you take the current statements at face value, they are also very bad for a different reason, the nsa is not keeping potus on the loop on the
new york times" and authorçó of "days of fire" about the relationship between george w. bush and dick cheney. syndicated columnist george will. fox news political analyst juan williams. the president said this week the website may have problems but the plan is just f1nñ does that mean, brit, once they fix the website, as they say they will by the end of november, that the problems go away? >> i think not. i think we can assume the website will sooner or later get fixed and hundreds of thousands of people will sign up using it. but the test really, chris, and the administration clearly knows this, is whether enough young, healthy people sign up to if you furnish the premium, the money needed for the elderly sick people who need the care. we see two things to suggest that might not be so. one, a lot of signing up going on is for medicaid. medicaid, of course, doesn't bring in any money. it spends money. it is an entitlement. it spends money. the second is all kaoeufrpbdz people are getting -- all kinds of people are getting thrown off their insurance companies. the president made as ex
george h.w. bush was elected, there was a talk of what was called the republican lock all the sudden things switched. they said no democrat would ever be elected in our lifetime because it was referred to the media. a few years later bill clinton was president inspect a two-party system which both parties parties are prone to screw things up and find themselves unable to deliver other promises or performance as adequately as the people who put them in office expect them to perform or simply because people get tired of them. the other parties has a chance of coming back. i think the republican party is in a pretty good position right now if you look at much of the pound try, the talk of the survey that shoe have more blame for the crisis of the shut down than did democrats this means republicans are in real trouble. history and in fact those who looked tat think that by the fall of next year when the congressional elections take place. it's not going to be something that very many people vote on. the former "new york timesman" who makes a habit of handicapping the races as he does hav
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in that country in one month. dana perino was the press secretary under george w. bush, the 43rd, president bush, 43, and this was happening under bush 43rd. >> i suppose. i don't get the outrage. i don't. i can mott believe the white house said we're going to have to curtail our operations, our intelligence, because they were embarrassed over a report. there's a reason they call it top secret. it is top secret, and i bet you any of these countries that are in any of this news stores are trying to do the sir same thing to the united states of america. i don't think we should cut off our options. >> that we monitored the phone calls of world leaders is okay. >> fine with me. i fine it very imapplause able -- >> who do we think we are monitoring the phone calls -- what if germany were -- >> you think they're not trying? >> i don't know if they're trying. >> you think the chinese aren't trying? absolutely. >> we're not -- we're on the same team here. >> yeah. >> what i'm asking is, what would make us think it's okay to listen into the phone calls of the leader of germany. >> what would make is thin
. everybody has forgotten, by the way, that when president george w. bush, a republican, put that medicare part d drug program in, it was more unpopular than the health care law, and they had terrible problems with the computers. >> terrible problems with computers. you see? but never fear. our 30 rock neighbors over at "saturday night live," they got the answers. >> if our site keeps freezing, we've also provided links to other helpful websites, such as kayak.com. where you can purchase airline tickets to canada and buy cheaper prescription drugs. >> now, listen. canada has already given us ted cruz, so i think they've done just about enough. let's get right to our panel. with us from washington is dana milbank, political columnist for "the washington post." msnbc analyst and former are rnc chair, michael steele. and in san francisco, msnbc contributor and president of voter latino, maria teresa kumar. the troubles with the affordable care act website go beyond being parroted on "saturday night live." health sites woes could dissuade vital enrollee, the young and healthy. they write in it
>> the number two trender. clinton's callout. >> when president george w. bush, a republican, put that medicare part d drug program in, they had terrible problems with the computers. >> must be an on button somewhere. >> instead of bashing and screaming about how incompetent they were. >> let's not lose our cool. >> tried to help people understand the law and make it work. >> the former president blasts republican i had log. >> putting people first, as opposed to some abstract philosophy. >> and today's top trender. glitch mob. >> millions of americans are visiting healthcare.gov. unfortunately, the site was only designed to handle six users at a time. >> it's very frustrating. it is certainly not what we wanted to be. >> when you become a parody on "saturday night live," it's awful hard to recover. >> i.t., can we get someone from i.t. in here? >> righty's target kathleen sebelius for healthcare.gov's poor health. >> the website was supposed to be the easy part. she has lost considerable credibility. >> absolutely, she should resign. >> this is a woman that has to be fired. >> you're fired. >>
this confluence if george w. bush were in the white house. >> i think these two things were actually separate things. they're completely different agencies and completely different timelines. the nsa situation has been happening over a very long time. the website issues happened over a much shorter period of time when they were rolling it out. the government was shut down. the president was distracted by the idea of trying not to let the country go into default. >> ah. >> there is no ah, come on, ross. >> sorry. >> but they're kind of separate things. i think you're right. you take your lumps, because they do happen at the same time. and people will draw a straight line between the two even if i don't think that they should. >> does it raise the broader question, though, charles, that the president is out of touch? >> that is what i was trying to get at. i just don't get that sense, but i do believe that whenever there is something that could be embarrassing, you know, your underlings have a responsibility to make sure you're covered and to make sure you understand things are happening and th
in 2007. however, it died in the senate under a threatened veto by then-president george w. bush. at least 55 senators are on the record supporting enda. >>> hours after a federal judge rejected portions of texas' tough new law abortion restrictions, state leaders are believed to be planning an appeal. among the regulations the judge struck down was the one requiring that clinic doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. the judge called that an undue obstacle. wendy davis shot to national attention when she filibustered against the package of laws and since announced her intention to run for governor. >>> a hefty payout. penn state university reached a settlement with the sex abuse victims of jerry sandusky. the school's former assistant football coach. the terms of this settlement are sealed. officials say the university will pay nearly $60 million to 26 victims. sandusky is currently serving 30 to 60 years in prison after convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse last year. he is appealing his conviction. several former penn state officials are still awaiting trial for alleg
contrast of the george w. bush administration to deliver a freedom agenda sometimes through the barrel of a gun that would bring democracy to a region that has known mostly misrule. that doctrine or its application proved entirely unworkable as the society's freed of their authoritarian shackles had nothing on which to build. we may be relearning this in libya as well. these setbacks and the realization that democracy building is a generational undertaking must not lead us to disengage from the region. the forces freed by the arab spring will not be contained, and i still believe they can lead hundreds of millions of people to more representative forms of government, more economic opportunity and we must hope more tranquility and peace within their borders. the united states needs to help build institutions capable of supporting a transition in the arab world and three dimensions, political, economic and civil society. unmet economic needs are the most pressing. at its heart, the arab spring is the expression of discontent of millions of arabs that sees the economic opportunity that th
. that's a better performance than the e.p.a. had at the circuit during george w. bush's administration. in particular, the e.p.a. has scored landmark victories on cases relating to greenhouse gas regulations, ethanol-blended gasoline, and mountaintop removal coal mining. but beyond energy and environmental issues, the d.c. circuit court has upheld president obama's executive order regarding embryonic stem cell research on two separate occasions, in 2011 and 2012. again, these aren't my preferred outcomes, but i think it demonstrates that the d.c. circuit court has learned to strike a balance and certainly is not pro-administration or anti-administration. it epitomizes what a court should be, which is an impartial administrator of justice. again, this same court upheld the affordable care act in 2011, ruling that the individual health insurance mandate was constitutional under the commerce clause. we know what happened when it got to the united states supreme court. they had a different view. but it demonstrates the kind of judicial restraint that the current d.c. court, balanced as it
a judge in a lower court. there were vacancies back when president george w. bush was fighting. court doesn't have a workload to justify filling the seats. it's what republicans are saying now and add the workload has gotten lighter in the last eight years. one of the judges currently on the bench said, if anymore judges are added now, there won't be enough work to go around. that's from one of the current folks on this court. >> and quickly there are other federal courts with vacancies. >> there are. four of the 13 federal circuits have what are called emergency judicial emergencies, basically it's looking at the case load and how many empty seats there are. this court, the d.c. circuit, is not one of those judicial emergencies. >> okay. we'll follow it. thank you. >>> president obama and former president clinton attended this afternoon's memorial service for former house speaker tom foley. the long-time democrat from washington state died earlier this month of complications from a stroke. foley was 84. we'll be right back. >>> now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine. to
george w. bush. watch. congressman brady said, quote -- same guy we just saw. he says in a major reform, there are bound to be glitches. congressman price says kinks in part "d" got worked out. and congressman sam johnson told administrators, quote, you guys have done a super job. very different when it was part "d" of medicaid under george bush and now what they're saying under the administration under this bill that is providing health care for millions of people. >> well, reverend, you know, i'm a law and order man. and we have a law that people don't want to obey. and so consequently, we're going to have to order as many young people who want insurance to enroll. the thing they want more than anything else is for the young people who we are going to depend on enrolling in the program for it to work not enrolling. and we've got to push that. all of this stuff that they're doing and saying, some of it is silly. suzanne somers, three's company, yet she won't keep company with facts. but i think the things that we're seeing right now, they are absurd and they would be laughable if it wa
the existence of george w. bush, he said. there is, without it seem to me, an obama derangement syndrome as well. do you think that one is any more acute than the other? have you been to be able diagnose more cases the other? >> well, to start, it was largely tongue-in-cheek giving it a serious diagnosis. as you know, when you try ironing in general, the iron is missed. i actually had a phrase. it came from howard dean and i write about it in the column. howard dean had been on a show and said that he was a little bit unsure as to whether bush had known about 9/11 in advance which is weird. and dean is a serious guy. so i had a phrase in there that said that dean was a little bit troubling to epidemiologists because dean was the first example of such a syndrome happening in the very state. now, because he's -- from vermont. that was obviously a clue that this was meant to be tongue-in-cheek. but on the serious issue, which is that there were people who were so opposed to anything that bush had done, yes, it applies to obama. yes, it applied to reagan. and i think it applied -- generally speaking
-hm. >> and they want to portray president obama as a dictator? >> well, how about george w. bush lied us into a law thwarting congress that years later we still have men and women dying in afghanistan. if we want to talk about who's a dicktator we need to look at that. ted cruz, if he would read the constitution, a lot of what he preaches is not consistent with what the founders intended in writing the constitution. >> you know, you've been outspoken, abbey, and some other republicans are now calling out tid cruz, the gop called out scott ridgell. and i think that there can be republicans. you and i have had this discussion. i think it's healthy to have a two-party system, but when you're dealing with no programs, all bombasting, personal attacks, it does a disservice to those who really have some substantive disagreements with the president. >> you even have santorum. he came out and said this guy is hurting the party. you look at obama care with the website glitches you would think this would be a blessing for republicans. it masks their identify long cal struggles and allows them to take some co
to say that george w. bush was all hat and no cattle. i think that could apply to chris christie as well. >> you isolate barbara buono in that debate. sound like she should be scoring points? >> the problem is no one really watched it. >> ah. there is that. okay. >> her challenge the whole time. polls that came out this week, shows there are still 30%, 35% new jersey voters don't know enough about her to form a solid opinion about her. so for all that, she has been out on the campaign trail. trying to make her points. and going on the debate. being aggressive with the governor. his staff whether the campaign side or the governor's office they're skilled at creating the narratives. pull. ing them out through social media. youtube videos. he talks over the news media. he is able to go right around us, go right to his constituents. where we might be presenting a more objective version, one rooted in the facts. such as increases, spending increases, tolls are up. property taxes are up. rebates have been cut. the narrative out of his office that everybody is listening to, sandy or generic lea
is not immediately visible. >> rose: right. >> and they are not yearning for a degree of george w. bush again but they would like some element of this is where we want to go and this is the way we can do it. >> i think you are right. i think it is concern about american intro version, american apathy, american lack of engagement is a bigger concern than not listen to us. >> you want people to listen to you, and there is always leader will whine about that, but the bigger and broader concern is that the u.s., which the world relies on the u.s., everybody relies on the u.s., the u.s. is unwilling both in national security or geopolitical arena and in the economic arena, is not a, as focused as it might be on things of the rest of the world. >> rose: what is the most surprising thing you heard at this conference when you had all of these smart people talk something. >> one is, i did two pans focused a lot on europe, priefg optimism, people very up beat about europe, i was very surprised about that. the second was a lecture from alan greenspan and he argued that the reason firms are not investing
and founder and a former clinton campaign adviser, and brad blackman, former assistant to president george w. bush. so, the bad apples. it's not the administration, it's not kathleen sebelius, it's the insurance companies who put together these plans that now are not up to snuff? >> well, what the president said was correct, is that there were in this individual market, which is about 15 million people in it, many of those insurance plans really don't cover very much at all, and people think they have more protection than they really do. what the aca does is creates a new floor. and in every case where someone's plan is being canceled, they are being offered, you know, a new plan by the same insurer. these are not cancellation in some ways is not really the right term. that plan is being terminated, new plans are being offered and they have options to go on the exchange. >> but you make it sound like it's automatically the exact same plan, and if it was -- >> no, no, i'm not implying that at all. >> if it was, why is it being canceled? >> no, i'm not implying that at all. and people who have
%. that is down from 52% in our poll in january. it's approaching, according to the pollsters, president george w. bush's territory. he went from a high of 75% in 2001 to 39% at this same point in his second term. but if the president's numbers are bad, the numbers for the republicans are worse. the image of the republican party hit another all-time low. just 22% see the gop positively. 53% view the party negatively. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker joins us. kristen, the president was in massachusetts yesterday discussing the health care rollout and his optimism for the process and ultimately what the american people who are uninsured will get in the end here. today the pivot was to the economy as well. >> reporter: right. and white house press secretary jay carney emphasized you're going to hear the president continue to talk about the economy while they try to troubleshoot given this rocky rollout of the president's health care website. i think, tamron, in terms of what you're seeing in those numbers that you just mapped out in our latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, i
at the local gang of 14 got out of the judicial nominations standoff when george w. bush was meant said this was an extraordinary circumstance, which was always the exception that senators to sign onto the the gang of 14 deal allowed themselves. it's tough to see what the next deal might look like. >> host: viewers can follow on twittering reid reporting of niels lesniewski at rollcall.com. >> guest: thank you. >> the homeland security held a committee at the washington navy yard that left 13 dead. oklahoma senator tom coburn questioned witnesses and people with security clearances who also have tax problems. here's a look. >> so what is the answer? one of the answers has to be, doing the job that we do better, one. number two, the other has to be using data that is available. you know, the form -- this form, for 20 bucks you can get 90% of the information on the internet. it's in this war. we pay 2400 bucks for a top-secret clearance. is that right? it's about what we pay. it's about $2400. >> for a top-secret, it's more than not. it's a little over 4000. >> 4000. what do we pay? >> ab
in the bill clinton administration or the george w. bush administration, second term you loss the people who got you to the dance to begin with. >> i think what the president has is a lot of people who have been there all along, who are exhausted, physically, emotionally. these jobs are very, very difficult, wolf. some presidents decide, you know what, i'm going to bring in new blood, get some outsiders in here, so i can have somebody who looks at things differently. what we've seen in this president is he goes for his own comfort level and he promotes people, he's already comfortable with, so he may be missing that outside counsel that some presidents bring in in the second term the president's speaking in washington, promoting foreign investments in the united states to create american jobs. >> american exports and american workers. i've been to many of your countries and i've said when we do business together and when we trade and forge new partnerships, it's good for all of us. i want more american products being sold in your countries. i want your companies investing more here in the un
, that number will not be available until mid-november. >> now we know why. karl rove served under george w. bush and was a senior adviser and assistant to the president. he's a fox news contributor. karl, six. >> we shouldn't be surprised. remember on the 16th of october delaware announced that 16 days into the program it finally signed up its first person. alaska announced as of that day it had seven. wisconsin said we have less than 50. two days later on a friday oregon announced they had zero people who had signed up. that's 18 days into the sign up. zero people who signed up for private insurance plan. south dakota announced it had 23. on monday the 20th, north dakota said we have 20 who signed up in our state. one a day for 20 days. and then they also said the department of health and human services told us not to talk about these numbers any more. don't tell what we got signed up. why should we be surprised. >> we just talked to an insurance rep who said the insurance companies are being told not to talk about it. six. it's so abysmal. the concern is rather great. you can't fill a s
just a few. and in 2004, the george w. bush campaign staff used halloween to mock their opponent john kerry who had famously gone duck hunting just a week before. that means that ted cruz who went pheasant hunting last weekend should also be fair game. after all, he's the face scaring a lot of trick or treaters this year. >>> up next, rand paul was caught plagiarizing wikipedia by rachel maddow. now he's attacking her for catching him. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. as a business owner, i'm constantly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cash card from capital one, i get 2% cash back on every purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally someone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male announcer ] get the spark business card from capital one. choose 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! wthto fight chronic.t? osteoarthritis pain. to fight chronic low back pain. to take action. to tak
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up a name, never. >> it sound like another circumstance is what george w. bush referred to as the soft bigotry of low expectations. from the "washington post," eric, thank you for joining me today. >>> "reliable sources" has added a correction koecorner to its b where you can see where news reporters are correcting mistakes. you can go to cnnreliable o or #reliable. that's it for "reliable sources." if you missed any of today's program, you can find it on itunes. join us next sunday at 11:00 a.m. eastern. "state of the union with candy crowley" begins right now. >>> the week in numbers -- six. the number of americans said to have signed up for obama care on day one. 42, the president's approval rating. >>> today, barack obama's downturn. the beginning of his lame duck era,or a temporary slump? >> come january 1st, and thereafter when real people regardless of politics are getting better services and better benefits and more security, this is going to be a different story. >> other numbers -- 22, the percentage of americans with a favorable view of republicans. after the
george w. bush, quote, nearly five years after leaving office, the nation's 43rd president lives a life of self imposed exile in texas. more interested in painting than politics, recovering from a heart scare, and privately worried about the rise of the tea party. golfing with federal reserve rv out of the public debate. what do you think, what would be the effect of having bush more involved in national politics? is he the compassionate conservative the party might need right now? >> well, i think we'll need new faces. i think the president is a states man, he isn't want to interfere with the current administration. that's a classy thing do. some people can't seem to let it alone. we have a stable full of rising stars in the party that will be competing over the next three years. so this will have to sort out. but there is a fight within the party for the base and that is among the tea party groups and the more establishment groups. we're seeing in virginia the fact that they he haave really been able to get together. >> is that why there is no prominent group of leaders because of wha
to the obama administration. don't let them get away with this. can you imagine if this was george w. bush and he told the congress after 9/11 you can't talk to anybody because there is a potential criminal investigation. we're not going to investigate how 9/11 became the failure that it was. >> 60 minutes ran a story last sunday in which they talked to the british supervisor of local libya security around the consolate before the attack. here's a clip of that. >> i was saying these guys are no good, you need to get them out of here. >> you also kept saying if is place is attacked these guys are not going to stand and fight? >> i used to say it all the time. in the end i got quite bored of hearing my own voice saying it. >> but the obama administration is now going after that guy saying that his report right after the attack to his employer -- he was a private security contractor -- directly contradicts what he told 60 minutes. >> i don't want to hear from any more british people about benghazi. i want to hear from americans who were there. back to this contractor, they claimed that a repo
christie is seeking to take a page from george w. bush's playbook and emerge as an even stronger 2016 presidential candidate. governor christie aiming for the widest republican margin of victory since tom keen won 69% of the vote back in 1985. and another long-term trend could be broken tomorrow. since virginia and new jersey vote together, it would be the first time, that the two states have elected governors from different parties since 1985. a lot of history there. joining me now, nbc news senior political editor mark murray and also senior washington correspondent for politico. i'll start with you mark. let's first talk about virginia. as i said, a 30-year trend seems to be on its way to being broken. >> well, right, of course the marquis contest is the gubernatorial race where terry mccalliffe is in the driver's seat. may be the closest contest will be the state attorney general's race between mark herring and mark o ben shane, the polling we've seen on attorney generals race is a little tougher. the polling we've seen it is very close. democrats do have the chance for a sweep. a
like george w. bush did when he ran for governor of texas. and then ran for the presidency. and i think if you look at the republican party, they're going to have to take a look at someone like chris christie. who is winning in a blue state, by appealing not just to the base of the republican party, but actually appealing to those independent voters. that have been so elusive to republicans in the past. so the party has to kind of make a decision about that. because if you look at the state of virginia, which you were just talking about, the republican candidate who seems to be behind is a tea party candidate. and so, you know, these are the sort of two flip sides of the republican party, at some point they're going to have to make a choice about what they can win with in 2016. >> that virginia race is a whole lot closer, mcauliffe in the polls slightly ahead. but you know what, that race could wind up pretty tight. >> well, i think the race could wind up tight. look, terry mcauliffe has brought in every big gun in the democratic party there is. big and hillary clinton, old friends, he'
under both the george w. bush and obama administrations. the cia and the defense department denied the findings. in an e-mail to the newshour a pentagon spokesman wrote it is the policy of the department to protect the life and health of detainees by humane and appropriate clinical needs. and in accordance with all applicable law and policy. in addition to seeking that response from the pentagon we canned an official to appear on the program but were turned down. we are joined now by dr. stephen xenakis, retired army brigadier-general and member of the task force, now in private practice and also serves as consultant to several defense teams. and lee casey say former justice department official during the regular and and first bush administration, he practiced law and writes opinion comes for the wage waj and other publicationment welcome to both of you. stephen xenakis, broadly speak the allegations in this report seem to be that the military pushed medical personnel to do certain things and that they acquiesce-- acquiesced s it broadly against both? >> it's broadly against the mi
embassies under the george w. bush administration? how did those go? >> i'm glad they had these investigations. >> they didn't have them. there were none. >> there were no diplomats killed on these attacks. our ambassador was murdered. i think that is well established. >> of course it was, yeah. >> wait a minute. weren't cia operatives and navy s.e.a.l.s at least cia operatives killed in eastern afghanistan, blown up? it was shown in the movie the hunt for bin laden. >> certainly. >> on a u.s. forward operating base. >> i'd like to know what the cia was doing in benghazi. i'd like an investigation. i'd like an investigation into the cia's war crimes. a much more serious matter. that the head of the cia destroyed the evidence of their torturing. destroyed it. [ overlapping speakers ] >> what responsibility do you believe that president obama has to make this information available to you to satisfy your curiosity? what was going on in benghazi thought was under attack? >> i'm not curious about it. i'm not. >> possibility allegations of arm straight upping. you just said you
about this confluence if george w. bush was in the white house. >> i think that these two things are in fact separate things. i think that -- first they are completely different agencies and time lines. the nsa thing has been happening over a very long period of time. the website issues happen over a much shorter period of time when they were rolling it out, the government was shut down. the president was distracted by the idea of not letting the country going into default. come on, ross. but they are separate things but you are right you take your lumps. they do happen at the same time and people will make -- draw a straight line between the two even if i don't think they should. >> does it raise the broader question that the president is out of touch? >> that's what i was trying to get at. i don't get that sense but it's your underlings have to make sure that you understand things are happening and you're in the loop. that is a problem in these particular cases. there's no getting around that. it's an embarrassment. it happened at about the same time. people will make connectio
george w. bush. the official also tells cnn the president would have been told which specific countries were being targeted in those briefings. but then, a senior administration official still insists to cnn that president obama didn't learn until recently. so which of these sources are telling the truth? jim sciutto is out front. >> reporter: administration officials tell cnn the spying of loaders of close allies such as german chancellor angela merkle took place without president obama's direct knowledge. a senior official says it's not reasonable to expect that the president would have been involved in or necessarily briefed on decisions about individual intelligence targets. in an interview at the fusion cable network president obama says his administration is reviewing the way it collects intelligence. >> what we've seen of the last several years is their capacities continue to develop and expand. and that's why we're initiating a review to make sure that what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean that's what they should be doing. >> but he offered this defense. >> the nation
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